Grizzly Peak (Ann Arbor, MI)

~ Truffled Mac + Cheese ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Awesome! The cast iron dish is a cute touch; as for the mac itself, I couldn’t wait to dig in. Note: I tried the side instead of the entrée, so ~results may vary~. Flavor: ⭐️⭐️  For a truffled mac & cheese, I can definitely say I expected more flavor…

The Laundry (Fenton, MI)

~ Mac-n-Cheese ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️ Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have to say, I thought the bowl and saucer format was pretty cute.  The mac & cheese, on the other hand, looked oily and insipid. Flavor: ⭐️  I was shocked by the lack of flavor in this mac. Seriously, it tasted like buttered pasta. Creaminess: ⭐️ Clumpy and dry. The only…

Frankenmuth Brewery (Frankenmuth, MI)

~ Mac N’ Cheese ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nice! The wide black plate is a nice detail that provides an aesthetic contrast with the paler cheese sauce. Flavor: ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2  The flavor was tough to pin down; overall, it was good, but the aftertaste was noticeably buttery. In tandem with the Ritz Cracker topping, the butteriness wasn’t…

Microwavable Mug Mac & Cheese

~ DIY Mug Mac ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Preface: This review will be a bit different, in all the best ways of course. As suggested by a lovely reader,  I tried out a microwavable mug mac & cheese recipe (get excited, you can try this at home)! This particular recipe is a hybrid of several that…

The Claddagh Irish Pub (Lansing, MI)

~ Mac & Cheese ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Foxy! Can’t get much more insta-worthy than this.  Flavor: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The taste of this mac & cheese absolutely dazzled me. As much as I love both Irish Cheddar and/or Gouda cheeses, they can be pretty overpowering if they’re not paired with another cheese to mellow them out, and that balance is…

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Bar Louie (Ann Arbor, MI)

~ Baked Mac & Cheese ~ Rating: ⭐️1/2 Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Pretty nice! The dish has a lot of color thanks to my chosen topping of broccoli, and as usual, the cavatappi noodles are quite aesthetically pleasing. The looks, in this case, are deceiving.  Flavor: ⭐️ Four cheeses? House-made Alfredo? Stunning – I would never have guessed it. I hardly tasted any cheese,…

The Lunch Room (Ann Arbor, MI)

~ “Mac & Cheese” ~ ~Surprise, it’s vegan!!~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2   Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very nice! It’s always thrilling to see a generous portion set in front of you; The Lunch Room didn’t let me down. The touch of almond, lemon zest and sesame seed (called almasen) with a sprinkle of parsley is also daintily tasteful…

Tavern and Tap (Lansing, MI)

~ Lobster Mac N Cheese ~ Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Right off the bat, I was impressed that the bites of lobster in this mac were incredibly generous. The juicy piece at the top of the bowl really makes you want to dive in head first. This dish has great color, a very unique pasta (pearl couscous) and…

Electric Cheetah (Grand Rapids, MI)

– “Baked Classic Macaroni and Cheese” – Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Presentation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I’d frame this photo and hang it on my wall (in fact, I probably will).Flavor: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ One really unique flavor in this dish was green onion. I have never seen a mac & cheese use said ingredient before, and I loved it. For those of you that aren’t super…